tv Book Discussion on Long Shot CSPAN July 9, 2016 9:30pm-9:49pm EDT
story could you explain your findings? there is a three-point shooting specialist chided michael jordan and other nba players for failing to use their visibility to calling attention to issues. >> for me have a part of the civil-rights movement. and for me to get a chance i was blast in then to play professional basketball. and then to be on the "frontline" and then we all grow up in different circumstances and then we
want to go back to do the right thing. and that is the opposition all along. >> what does this article referred to? >> they tried to put me against michael in fermi i felt it isn't just on me so here it is the thing we try to lead by example. >> were you a political activist? >> that is one of the things the media calls as a person that wants to see justice
and even m.l. k even with the militarism to me those are the things and others is tilting of those other athletes. >> was it controversial? >> yes. the bigger controversy as winning the championship. that was considered controversial but that was a cultural norm because i was taught to steady to i am a and go out to make sure you are a responsible person. to come from a family that has great honor in the community.
w. bush and it was an opportunity nattily to represent my people but to say that i want to leave the way that mohammed ali lead. when i grew up in the projects of chicago i want to issue a kinship. and that was the opportunity the best i could. the think those that were on the outside looking and. >> what did the letter said?
>> to talk about the disenfranchised in the port with foreign policy aware that is concerned. for fighter jets a and the military movement and to basically be on that movement if you can have those issues of the porter then you will get better at it. >> did you get a response? >> not all. but that was kind of shocking because from elementary school we wrote letters to everybody.
so why should they do that as a man to take that opportunity? >> what was the reaction? >> this was the first time it is my teammates at the time to be somewhat apologetic in the view do feel uncomfortable the fermi it is probably one of the greatest days. but at that point in time i feel that is the restitution
>>. >> you put this in your book, how much money were you making? >> cry last year's 600,000 in 1992 that is a healthy salary. >> get was marginal going into my tenth season but the amounts of money that i could received in the impact it could have had an image of a gap of economics or joblessness and then we can make a difference so from
beach state that black people even though wealthy are conditioned to wait for the white man. >> and to that degree hoodoo we make our allies? outside of our community so to be, we're at a point with the freedom of movement and i don't have to apologize for bullying in -- being black. to respecting of the world order. and now women are taking that vanguard position so that our future generations
can understand. >> when did you experience? >> probably elementary school. imagine being on the west side. that is in about you being over there because if you are likewise it is similar to the day if you see the police carry yourself in a certain kind of way. you can move like somebody else they almost marginalize yourself you can have a brilliant mind that maybe your next einstein.
because i was a union representative. it is about the collective. to be a team player. so i could do ballet or everything. and then to be in the city of chicago. >> we should not be in the condition that we iran for the amount of money that we made or that incentive of that is appropriate. >> would issue night? >> and what is still comes